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Governor Directs DOH To Coordinate New Mexico’s Ebola Preparedness Plan

on October 18, 2014 - 2:38pm

Gov. Susana Martinez


SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez has directed the New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) to coordinate the state’s Ebola preparedness plan to be ready in the unlikely event there is an Ebola case diagnosed in New Mexico.

DOH will coordinate the state’s Ebola preparedness plan between state agencies like the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM), as well as local governments, hospitals, and healthcare providers throughout the state to ensure New Mexico is ready to handle any potential cases of Ebola.

“The risk of New Mexicans

Letter to the Editor: More Than/Before Anything, Let's Handle Dog Barking Issues As Community Members

on October 18, 2014 - 2:38pm
By Concerned Citizen
Los Alamos

In response to the original letter titled, Please Address Failure to Control or Enforce Nuisance Dog Barking, I too would like to comment on the issue with barking dogs in Los Alamos.

For many months now I have been trying to relieve barking dog issues in my neighborhood. To all who may read this, I understand, dogs bark. That is what they do. They have been historically bred to do so, and to reference one letter, titled “City Dogs, Country Dogs”, it is part of their sentinel network to protect their area.


Canyoncito Montessori Students Busy With Community Projects

on October 18, 2014 - 2:27pm

Students from Canyoncito Montessori package the cookies they baked to raise money for charities helping those in need. Photo by Caroline Boyle

Students from Canyoncito Montessori create a scarecrow they call 'Unknown.' Photo by Caroline Boyle

Check Out This Weekend's Featured Open House!

on October 18, 2014 - 11:39am


This weekend is a great time to tour the top open house in the area!

The Los Alamos Daily Post features a weekly section highlighting open houses throughout Los Alamos, White Rock, Jemez Springs and Santa Fe.

Photographs, details and a map depicting the location of each open house are included in this weekly section.

Click on the map to read details about the featured home. Print out a copy of the map before heading out to tour the open house or pull up the map on a smart phone or ipad from the road!

Click on the Real Estate Section "red button" near the top of this

Officials Break Ground On First 'Fiber Meet Point'

on October 18, 2014 - 10:12am

Friday's REDI Net 'meet point site' ceremony on N.M. 4 near Bonnie View, from left, County Administrator Harry Burgess, Chief Information Officer Laura Gonzales, REDI Net General Manager Duncan Sill, LABi President Andy Andrews, Councilor David Izraelevitz, Councilor Rick Reiss, Economic Vitality Administrator Greg Fisher, Council Chair Geoff Rodgers, Councilor Fran Berting, Attack Research CFO Tadeusz Raven, LABi Vice President Ralph Chapman and Attack Research  staff member Mark Lorinc, partner David Sayre and CEO Anthony Clark. Attack Research is a computer security business on Bonnie View

Letter to the Editor: Charter Article V Is Broken ... It's Time To Fix It ... Vote YES On Charter Amendment #2

on October 18, 2014 - 10:09am
Los Alamos
Let’s see if I’ve got this right:
  • We don’t trust the County Council that we elected; we do trust the Utility Board appointed by the council. 
  • We can recall elected officials but not the utility board. The Council can appoint but not remove Utility Board members.
  • Council meetings are televised. Utility Board meetings are not. 
Everyone has a boss. Private utility companies are held accountable by state regulatory agencies and boards of directors. Our public utility needs to be accountable to the council.

Letter to the Editor: We Need Strong Sheriff Who Understands The Law

on October 18, 2014 - 9:51am
Los Alamos

Jarrett McDonald (Republican candidate for sheriff) recently wrote a letter to the editor explaining what his vision of the office of the sheriff should entail. In my opinion, his letter displays a significant lack of understanding as to what the office of the sheriff in New Mexico is and what the sheriff is required to do under New Mexico state law.

Mr. McDonald comments often on the County Charter, the H class County, and home rule status of Los Alamos.

Post Everlasting Ceremony Honors Vets Oct. 25

on October 18, 2014 - 9:49am

John Stanhope


To honor the sacrifice of John Stanhope – Pearl Harbor Veteran, who passed away Aug. 25, the American Legion Post #75 in Jemez Springs will host a Post Everlasting Ceremony and building fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 25.

Stanhope wanted a new American Legion building to honor the veterans who served before him, during his military service, those who served after him, and those serving now. He stated, “The veterans deserve a new building for their sacrifice and service for our great country – America!"

Per Stanhope's last request, all proceeds will go

Letter to the Editor: County Provides Infrastructure – Business Thrives

on October 18, 2014 - 9:06am
Los Alamos County Councilor

With the volatile business and economic climate we now live in, the communities that will succeed and prosper are those that find a way to stimulate the efforts of their local business community with strategic support from local government entities to get the ball rolling.

Support, in the form of infrastructure and essential services, benefits the bigger community and enhances our business climate. Providing this catalyst to local business then serves to provide better products and services to the residents of the community

I am happy to report that

Community's Creativity Essential To Scarecrow Contest And Pumpkin Glow Event

on October 17, 2014 - 11:25pm
Preparing for the annual Pumpkin Glow. Courtesy/LAAC
Los Alamos Daily Post

To ensure the success of the Los Alamos Arts Council’s (LAAC) two upcoming events, the organization needs the community’s help.

The public’s creativity and artistic capabilities are essential to the annual scarecrow contest and Pumpkin Glow since both events showcase the community’s handiwork.

The scarecrow contest will run Saturday through Oct. 26. Entries may be erected along Central Avenue 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday.

Los Alamos Receives 2014 Google eCity of New Mexico Award

on October 17, 2014 - 5:51pm

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich presents the Google 2014 eCity for New Mexico award to Los Alamos Commerce and Development Chair Bill Wadt on behalf of the community during a special event this morning at the Los Alamos Co+Op Market. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

LACDC Chair Bill Wadt. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Co+Op General Manager Steve Watts. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


The Los Alamos Co+op Market hosted an awards ceremony this morning for Google, which has named Los Alamos the 2014 Google eCity for New Mexico.

The eCity Awards recognize

Award Winning Los Alamos Community Winds In Concert Saturday

on October 17, 2014 - 5:10pm
The Los Alamos Community Winds play July 4 at Overlook Park. Courtesy/LACW
Los Alamos Daily Post

What can we expect from a Community Winds concert titled “Godzilla Eats Las Vegas and Other Musical Encounters?” Expect the unexpected, of course! The Los Alamos Community Winds will present the concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 at White Rock Baptist Church. As usual, the concert is free, with a suggested donation of $10.

Fifty-two musicians will take the stage for this concert, one of the largest groups the Winds have assembled for a concert.

OBITUARY: Peggy Cody Stein July 5, 1928 – Oct. 11, 2014

on October 17, 2014 - 4:59pm

PEGGY CODY STEIN July 5, 1928 Oct. 11, 2014          

Peggy Cody Stein passed away on October 11, 2014, in Los Alamos, New Mexico. She was 86. 

Peggy was born on July 5, 1928 to Orvel and Vera Cody in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. Peggy had a large extended family, and she loved to tell stories about the flamboyant characters from her family history. 

In 1947, Peggy met and married William (Bill) Stein. The young couple moved to Los Alamos in 1949, and together they raised four children.


Reported Gas Leak At LAHS Was False Alarm

on October 17, 2014 - 9:12am


Los Alamos Fire Department reports no gas leak found at Los Alamos High School this morning.

Buildings have been turned back over to LAPS and students have returned to class after being evacuated as a precaution.

The report of the odor of gas was called in at about 8 a.m. to the Department of Public Utilities. DPU crews and LAFD investigated and determined that it was a false alarm.


Hilltop Spa Grand Opening Unveils Luxurious Amenities

on October 17, 2014 - 8:36am

Owner Tracy Maddox with her staff cut the ribbon on her new Hilltop Spa and Salon Thursday at 1789 Suite 6 Central Ave. The Hilltop Spa offers the community a superior level of expertise and professionalism that makes for an unforgettable experience, Maddox said. She invites everyone to experience the luxurious amenities her spa has to offer and the hair, makeup and nail service in her salon. For more information, call 505.662.1926. Photo by Carol A.
Scenes from Thursday's grand opening event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Letter to the Editor: Economic Development And The Health Of Los Alamos

on October 17, 2014 - 8:14am
President, LABi

Many factors contribute to the economic health and vitality of a community. Two of the most important are Commerce and Economic Development. You might believe that these two factors describe the same thing, but they do not.  o distinguish between them it is important to start with two other terms – community and county.

The community of Los Alamos is the group of people that reside within the boundaries of the legal entity called the county. You might want to include the daily commuters as part of the community, but this can confuse the discussion.

One Episode And Historical Society Viewing Party Remains For WGN’s Manhattan

on October 17, 2014 - 7:58am

Project Y telephone booth. Courtesy/LAHS Archives

LAHS News:

WGN’s new series, Manhattan, a fictionalized look at life in Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project, only has one episode in the season left.

The Los Alamos Historical Society wants to continue to thank everyone who comes to our viewings and discussions for contributing their thoughts, questions, and experiences. The Society looks forward to the season finale on Sunday. Every week the Society updates a bulletin board in the Museum to continue exploring questions and reactions as the 13-episode series continues.


Wilderness Act And Bandelier Wilderness Anniversary; Crews Thanked For Help With Trails

on October 17, 2014 - 7:42am

Members of the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps on their way to do trail work. Courtesy/NPS

One of the newly replaced bridges at Bandelier. Courtesy/NPS

Bandelier News:

For the past nearly three months, a crew from the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps (RMYC) has been working on the trails at Bandelier National Monument, helping repair effects of the Las Conchas Fire and resulting flooding. 

The crew is one of several sponsored by the Taos-based RMYC.

Celebrate Safe Driving Continues! Vote Again Today

on October 17, 2014 - 7:19am

The Band Perry. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos is currently ranked #2 for votes in New Mexico to bring The Band Perry to town.

If the level of commitments continues - it is very likely Los Alamos will move into the top spots for the nation!

"Thank you all for your support, let's keep showing our teenagers how important safe driving is by taking just a minute to commit to safe driving ourselves (maybe even learn something new along the way). And let's bring The Band Perry to Los Alamos!" State Farm agent Abe Dispennette said.

Vote at:

Leadership Philosophy Discussed At PMI Otowi Bridge Chapter

on October 17, 2014 - 7:05am

Bob Mason leads a leadership philosophy discussion at Thursday's PMI Otowi Bridge Chapter luncheon at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Estevan Gonzales



Leadership philosophy was presented by Bob Mason at Fuller Lodge on Thursday during the monthly PMI Otowi Bridge Chapter lunch meeting. Vision, values and sound leadership qualities were a few of the many topics that were discussed.

Bob Mason has more than 35 years of leadership experience from small groups to large complex organizations with multi-million dollar budgets and is the author of Don't Worry, You Can Do This!


Los Alamos Subway Interior Decor Nears Completion

on October 17, 2014 - 6:35am

The interior decor at the new Los Alamos Subway near Central Avenue and 15th Street is close to completion Thursday night. The restaurant is scheduled to open 'very soon.' Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

In and Around Town: Oct.16

on October 16, 2014 - 5:31pm

Editor's Note: The community calendar "In and Around Town" is published on the front page of the Los Alamos Daily Post every Thursday, updated daily and accessible any time by clicking the red button at the top right of this page.

Take Wing Week at PEEC Oct 13-19
New Mexico School of the Arts October Theater Productions
October Events at Bandelier National Monument

Hilltop Spa Grand Opening Today

on October 16, 2014 - 3:09pm


Letter to the Editor: Here’s Some Stuff That Wasn’t 'Broke'

on October 16, 2014 - 1:04pm
Citizens For Good Government

Here’s some stuff that wasn’t “broke”:

  • Airport security before 9/11
  • BP procedures for supervising its contractors before the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.
  • Nuclear weapons security before a defector walked into our embassy with design information about the W-88.
  • Mississippi levees and floodwalls before Katrina.

Get the idea? The Utilities Charter Amendment #2 is preventive maintenance.

Please don’t let cynicism and a false narrative about the council stop you from voting for clearly necessary preventive maintenance.

The smart thing to do is to


Los Alamos Police Blotter: Oct. 9 to Oct. 15, 2014

on October 16, 2014 - 11:42am

LAPD News:

The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department.

Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them.

Oct. 9 at 3:09 p.m. / Police arrested Darren Martinez, of Velarde in Espanola on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant. Police booking photo not available.

Oct. 12 at 5:17 a.m. / A 22-year-old Los Alamos man reported that someone damaged his property on Arkansas Street. The estimated loss is less than $1,000.

Oct. 12 at 1:22 p.m. / A 54-year-old Los Alamos man reported that